Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Linky Party

Belinda at ilove2teach is having a FABULOUS linky party to help us all cool is off!! Its a "Too Cool for School" party with all kinds of tips and techniques for your day.

Did you know that you can use sharpie on items that are laminated?? I always used a vis-a-vis but it would wipe off SO easily! A fellow teacher told me you can use sharpie and erase with nailpolish remover! I then discovered you can just use whiteboard eraser spray and it comes off much easier. Sharpies are SO much better for centers or writing on posters!

I tried classroom jobs my first year and just couldn't get a handle on it. Instead I now have a "pet of the day" who does all the jobs that need to be done. I have an ocean theme this year so I have a 'fishtank' on a bulletin board and I put a new fish in the tank each day! This way I only have to remember to change one thing and that student gets to help me all day. They get so excited when it is their day! They get to share something, be the line leader, take down attendance and anything else I need them to do

Go join the Linky Party and share your ideas! I love hearing what people do in their rooms!


  1. I can not get the hang of classroom jobs either! I normally just pick kids doing their jobs, or responsible students automatically start to take over something {like writing the date on the board}. I've found it never to be a problem and the students who don't just "take responsibility over a job" are the ones who just don't care too!

    The Bubbly Blonde

  2. You can also use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get the Sharpie off of laminated items. That way you don't have to use any liquids! :)

  3. Check out my post about classroom jobs titled "Rockin' Responsibilities". One Extra Degree had a fantastic idea that I just modified a bit to work for me! You might just like it too!

    Hope King

  4. Thanks for linking up! I love your tip! So cool!

    I Love 2 Teach